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Sophomore takes her first buck

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Courtesy Photo Alyssa Ross, a sophomore at Alpena High School, shot her first buck, an eight-point, on Sept. 14 while hunting with her grandpa at his Green Township hunting camp.

BIZ BRIEFS

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268 jobs filled in Sept. The Michigan Works! Northeast Michigan Consortium filled 268 jobs in September, the agency said in its monthly newsletter. Those positions had an economic wage impact of $8.5 million, the agency said. Also in September: ∫ 1,787 people visited the Michigan ...

Oh, my gourd

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ROGERS CITY — Jim Smythe has only been growing giant pumpkins for two years, but his hobby is quickly becoming a favorite pastime for the residents of Rogers City. Curious residents have been stopping by his house on Detloff Street all summer to check on his pumpkins and watch them grow. ...

Alpena K9 team helps find body of missing man

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SOUTHFIELD — The body of an 88-year-old Southfield man who had been missing for nearly a month was found with the help of the Alpena County Search and Rescue and multiple local K9 units, according to a news release from the Alpena County Sheriff's Office on Friday. The man, who suffered ...

Flier numbers delayed

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ALPENA — The Alpena County Airport Committee on Thursday received an update on the new terminal under construction now, but was denied an update regarding the number of people who used the airport in September. Enplanement numbers, which are usually released early in the month, have ...

AMA ESD names new school board member

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ALPENA — The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District Board of Education has a new member: Lee Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick was appointed to the board Thursday. He fills a vacancy left by Kevin Brown, who resigned last month because of health reasons. “I’m very happy,” ...

ACC club shows its pride

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Courtesy Photo Students from the Alpena Community College Takes Pride club hosted Pride Day on Thursday. Students, faculty, and staff were encouraged to wear pride apparel to show their support for equality for all. Members of the group passed out equality stickers throughout the day to ...

Alpena sheriff offers tips on gun safety

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Continuing with Crime Prevention month, the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens about firearm safety. As a firearm owner, the responsibility is yours to ensure that guns in your home are stored where they are inaccessible to children or unauthorized persons. Hiding ...

POLICE BLOTTER

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Recent actions by law enforcement agencies in Northeast Michigan. This has been only lightly edited. MICHIGAN STATE POLICE-ALPENA POST The Michigan State Police Alpena Post handled 51 calls for service from 9/30/19 through 10/6/19. Of the 51 calls for service, troopers made the following ...

Sheriff to go airborne

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ALPENA — A small boy alone in the woods can be hard to find. After a recent incident in which an Alpena child was missing for several hours on a chilly October day, eluding human and canine searchers, Alpena County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael Lash is more pleased than ever about ...

Schools post mixed results on SAT

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ALPENA — Northeast Michigan students tested lower than students statewide on the spring 2019 SAT. The 511 Northeast Michigan students who took the spring test had an average score of 964.4, according to The News’ analysis of scores reported by the Michigan Department of Education and ...

PI County continues to explore recycling options

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ROGERS CITY — Two new ideas to address the cost of Presque Isle County’s recycling program were presented to the county Board of Commissioners on Wednesday. Commissioner Mike Darga told fellow commissioners they could consider having recyclables in the southern townships of the county ...

There’s a new restaurant in town

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ALPENA — Families in Alpena will have a new place to enjoy a meal, a cocktail, or maybe a movie or live entertainment. This weekend, Whitecaps is opening its doors to the public and will unveil its menu and rock the night away with a live band. The former Club 32 and Club Mix building ...

Old Newsboys hot off the press

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Salvation Army Advocate Kathy Ceci, left, Alpena Lions Club Member Randy Boboltz, center, and Salvation Army Office Manager Suzanne Adams pose outside The Alpena News on Wednesday with the 2019 edition of the Old News Boys edition of The News. The special edition ...

POLICE BLOTTER

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Recent actions by law enforcement agencies in Northeast Michigan. This has been only lightly edited. MONTMORENCY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT Total: 108 Alarms: 2 Animal Control: 12 Traffic Arrests: 2 OWI Arrests: 1 Drug Arrests: 0 Warrant Arrests: 2 Animal/Vehicle Crashes: ...

Woman arrested after hit-and-run

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ALPENA — A 40-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday after fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run crash. Sgt. William Gohl of the Alpena Police Department said the woman, whom police did not identify, was found on foot near the intersection of M-32 and Bagley Street on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., ...

Alpena native now published author

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ALPENA — A former Ella White Elementary School student is a published author. Britany Sanchez’s book, “I Forgave You Anyway,” was published on Sept. 1 by W&B Publishers, out of North Carolina. She said the book is a true story and based on her life experiences. The book ...

Township nominated for award

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ALPENA TOWNSHIP — The Charter Township of Alpena was nominated for the state’s Business Partner Championship Award for 2019 for its work hiring and supporting people with disabilities. Although it didn’t win, the recognition from the state means a lot, township Supervisor Nathan ...

One business opens, another sold around NE Michigan

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HARRISVILLE — At least one new business has opened in Northeast Michigan, while another has been sold. The Hollyhock Emporium in Harrisville recently opened for business, and Hall’s Serv-All changed ownership in September. HOLLYHOCK EMPORIUM OPENS The idea for Harrisville’s ...

Woman charged with sexually assaulting minor

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ROGERS CITY — A woman accused of sexually assaulting a minor was arraigned Monday in Presque Isle County’s 53rd Circuit Court. Bobbi Peak, 26, was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct against a child aged 13 to 15, along with two other charges. She stood mute on the ...